Wild Florida Blog

9 photos you'll want to capture during your day at Wild Florida

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 22, 2016 6:14:30 PM

With every family trip, big or small, it's always important to capture unforgettable moments. From taking a photo of something you think is cool to capturing a video of a hilarious moment, it's a way to share that memory with your friends or remember it later with your family. So to help you save space on your camera and ensure that your vacation album is full of unique photos, here are 9 things you should capture when you visit Wild Florida.

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Eco Tours, Wild Florida

Recipes from the swamp: How to cook turtle

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 19, 2016 1:59:03 PM

Like alligator meat, turtle meat is considered a delicacy and can be hard to find unless you live in an area surrounded by water. It’s also considered to be an exotic meat, so it can get a little pricey. On average, boneless turtle meat costs between $25 to $35 a pound and can usually only be purchased online. Turtle meat is said to taste like veal, especially when fried, but even on the more expensive weeks, veal isn’t that pricey, so that has to mean something, right? A lot of work goes into cleaning the meat before preparing it, so we recommend purchasing it ready to cook to avoid some of the hassle.

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Topics: Chomp House Grill

Meet the heroine of the Florida Everglades: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 15, 2016 11:31:42 AM

Thousands of years ago, the Everglades once made up more than 11 million acres. But due to the effects of time and urbanization, the Everglades now makes up just over 2 million acres. However, we're lucky to even have this!

For you see, it wasn't until Marjory Stoneman Douglas highlighted what was happening in the Everglades, taking a staunch defense against efforts that would have drained and reclaimed the land for development in the Everglades. She is most known for her book, The Everglades: River of Grass, which redefined how people view the Everglades. In this blog, we'll break down who Marjory Douglas was, her efforts to protect the Everglades and how she is remembered today.

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Topics: Florida Everglades, Eco Tours, The Everglades

11 exotic animals you can meet at our Gator and Wildlife Park

Posted by Sam Haught on Sep 9, 2016 5:06:34 PM

While we love taking people on Orlando airboat rides and showing off the headwaters of the Everglades, there's more to Wild Florida than being a top Orlando attraction. Our mission also invovles promoting a connection with animals and teaching about conservation. With that being said, we aim to educate guests on not just the animals native to Florida, but those found all over the world. That's why, in this blog, we're going to highlight some of the animals found both in other parts of the world and in our Gator and Wildlife Park

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Topics: Wildlife Park, Endangered Animals, Gator and Wildlife Park, Wild Florida

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